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Who Is The Most Famous Susan In The World?

Updated October 20, 2020 709 votes 52 voters 31.3k views84 items

List RulesVote up all of the Susans you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Susan can you think of? The famous Susans below have many different professions, including notable actresses named Susan, famous writers named Susan, and even activists named Susan. Susan Sontag, Susan Boyle, and Susan Lucci are just some of the Susans you'll find on the list below.

Susan Sarandon is certainly one of the most famous Susans on this list. An accomplished actress, this famous Susan is known for her roles in movies such as Thelma & Louise, Enchanted, and Dead Man Walking, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She is also an outspoken activist, and was appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1999.

Another of the famous people with the first name Susan is Susan B. Anthony. She is remembered as one of the key players in the women's suffrage movement. In addition, she worked to abolish slavery by collecting anti-slavery petitions at just 17 years old.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous women named Susan? Just add them to the list!

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    Susan Sarandon


    BirthplaceJackson Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Alternative NameSusan Tomalin

    Susan Abigail Sarandon (née Tomalin; born October 4, 1946) is an American actress and activist. She has received an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, and...  more

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  • 2

    Susan Boyle


    BirthplaceBlackburn, United Kingdom

    Susan Magdalane Boyle (born 1 April 1961) is a Scottish singer, who rose to fame after appearing as a contestant on the third series of Britain's Got Talent, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les...  more

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    Susan Lucci


    BirthplaceScarsdale, New York, United States of America

    Alternative NameSusan Lucci

    Susan Victoria Lucci (born December 23, 1946) is an American actress, television host, author and entrepreneur, best known for portraying Erica Kane on the ABC daytime drama All My Children from 1970...  more

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  • 4

    Susan Blakely


    BirthplaceFrankfurt, Germany

    Susan Blakely (born September 7, 1948) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her leading role in the 1976 ABC miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man, for which she received a Golden Globe...  more
  • 5

    BirthplaceAdams, Massachusetts

    Susan B. Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family...  more

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    Susan Hayward


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Susan Hayward (born Edythe Marrenner; June 30, 1917 – March 14, 1975) was an American actress and model. After working as a fashion model, Hayward traveled to Hollywood in 1937. She secured a film...  more

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    Susan Sontag


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Susan Sontag (; January 16, 1933 – December 28, 2004) was an American writer, filmmaker, philosopher, teacher, and political activist. She mostly wrote essays, but also published novels; she...  more

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  • 8

    Susie Essman


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Susan Essman (born May 31, 1955) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, writer and television producer, best known for her role as Susie Greene on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Bobbi Wexler on Broad...  more

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  • 9

    Susan Dey


    BirthplacePekin, Illinois, United States of America

    Susan Hallock Dey (born December 10, 1952) is a retired American actress, known for her television roles as Laurie Partridge on the sitcom The Partridge Family from 1970 to 1974, and as Grace Van...  more

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    Susan Anton


    BirthplaceOak Glen, San Bernardino County, California, California, United States of America

    Susan Ellen Anton (born October 12, 1950) is an American actress and singer....  more

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    Susan Denberg


    BirthplaceKlagenfurt, Austria

    Susan Denberg (born Dietlinde Zechner; 2 August 1944, Bad Polzin, Germany) is a German-Austrian model and actress....  more
  • 12

    Susan Lynch


    BirthplaceCorrinshego, United Kingdom

    Susan Lynch (born 5 June 1971) is a Northern Irish actress. A three-time IFTA Award winner, she also won the British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 2003 film, 16 Years of...  more
  • 13

    Susan Strasberg


    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    Susan Elizabeth Strasberg (May 22, 1938 – January 21, 1999) was an American stage, film, and television actress, the daughter of the drama coach Lee Strasberg. She was nominated for a Tony Award...  more
  • 14

    Susan Ward


    BirthplaceMonroe, Louisiana, United States of America

    Susan Ward (born April 15, 1976) is an American actress and model....  more
  • 15

    Susan Powter


    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Susan Powter (born 22 December 1957) is an Australian-born American motivational speaker, nutritionist, personal trainer, and author, who rose to fame in the 1990s with her catchphrase "Stop the...  more
  • 16

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Susan Saint James (born Susan Jane Miller; August 14, 1946) is an American actress and activist, most widely known for her work in television during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, especially the...  more

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    Susan Sullivan


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Susan Michaela Sullivan (born November 18, 1942) is an American actress. Sullivan is best known for her roles as Lenore Curtin Delaney on the daytime soap opera Another World (1971–76), as Dr. Elaina...  more
  • 18

    Susan Wojcicki



    Susan Diane Wojcicki is an American businesswoman and CEO of YouTube....  more
  • 19

    Susie Castillo


    BirthplaceUSA, Massachusetts, Methuen

    Susie Castillo (born October 27, 1979) is an American actress, TV host, model and beauty pageant titleholder who held the Miss USA title and competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe pageants....  more
  • 20

    Susan May Pratt


    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Lansing

    Susan May Pratt (born February 8, 1974) is an American actress. She played Mandella in 10 Things I Hate About You, Alicia in Drive Me Crazy, and Maureen Cummings in Center Stage....  more
  • 21

    Susan Atkins


    BirthplaceSan Gabriel, California

    Susan Denise Atkins (May 7, 1948 – September 24, 2009) was an American convicted mass murderer who was a member of Charles Manson's "Family". Manson's followers committed a series of nine murders at...  more
  • 22

    Susan Ivey

    Susan M. Cameron (born October 31, 1958) is an American businessperson who is the former chairman, president, and CEO of Reynolds American, Inc. ...  more
  • 23

    Susan Hawk


    BirthplaceWaukesha, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Susan Hawk (born August 17, 1961 in Waukesha, Wisconsin) is a reality TV personality who was a contestant on Survivor: Borneo and Survivor: All-Stars....  more
  • 24

    Susan Collins


    BirthplaceEastern United States, Northern New England, New England, United States of America, Aroostook County

    Susan Margaret Collins (born December 7, 1952) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator for Maine. A Republican, Collins has served in the Senate since 1997. Born in...  more
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    Susan Eldridge


    BirthplaceSanta Clara, California

    Susan Eldridge is an American model....  more
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